Dirección Felipe Hirsch
Autor Alejandro Zambra

Country: Brazil | Chile
Discipline: Theater
Recomended for: +12
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Language: Spanish

Based on the contradictions and complexities of democracy in today’s world, Felipe Hirsch sets his sights on exploring its specific personal, social, and political effects in post-dictatorship Chilean society. Inspired by Facsímil by the renowned Chilean writer Alejandro Zambra, he uses the logic and structure of the former Academic Aptitude Test (PAA) to delve deeper into the different elements that have left their mark on the transition to and consolidation of democracy over the last 30 years: the traces left by the dictatorship, education, the economy, inequality, ethics, and even family. Ironic, scathing, and critical, the play turns into a tragic game and a reflection of the complex journey of a generation that has had to bear the dreams, fears, and frustrations of Chile today. Democracia is a multidisciplinary, highly visual performance that mixes autobiography with literature and theater.


Felipe Hirsch (Rio de Janeiro, 1972) is a Brazilian cinema and theater director. He is renowned for his work combining literature, music and theater, beginning his theatrical research with the Sutil Compañía de Teatro, which he directed for 20 years. In 2013, he founded Ultralíricos, a company with which he began the ...


Alejandro Zambra (Santiago, 1975) is a writer whose stories have appeared in Quimera, Letras Libres, Piauí, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, McSweeney's and Zoetrope. In Chile, he has won the Critics’, Altazor and the National Book Council awards. Among his international awards are the English PEN and the Prince Claus awards. ...


Written and directed by: Felipe Hirsch | Play based on the book by: Alejandro Zambra | Local assistant director: Daniel Recabarren | Cast: Trinidad González, Manuela Martelli, Rafael Contreras, Moisés Angulo, Matteo Citarella | Art directors: Daniela Thomas and Felipe Tassara | Lighting: Beto Bruel | Original score: Arthur de Faria and Mariá Portugal | Wardrobe: Carolina Norero | Photography: Pamela Albarracín | Illustration design: Javier Pañella